Petrea Burchard

About me

Petrea Burchard began her acting career on the Chicago stage, later moving to Los Angeles to work in television, film and voice-over. She’s known as the original English voice of Ryoko, the sexy space pirate in the anime classic, Tenchi Muyo!.

Auditions, jobs and the people she met in Hollywood (famous and infamous) became fodder for her popular Act As If humor column at She also drew on her acting experience to write her first novel. During a summer Shakespeare course at Oxford, she fell in love with the English countryside and the idea for Camelot & Vine began to take shape.

Other published works include articles, short fiction and essays. Petrea lives with her husband in southern California.

From my website


It may feel like inspiration comes from nowhere. But I think we create it ourselves.My father-in-law says "preparation, incubation, inspiration, implementation." To me this means research, thought, the aha moment and the jotting down. Lately I've been doing the preparation and incubation part: I research a possibility, think about it,…

October 18th in Altadena

Big doings in Altadena this weekend! What to do, what to do? Here are a couple of things not to miss. I'd say go to the rally first, then head off to Eliot School because:Altadenish must vote Yes on Measure A November 4th—that is, if the Altadena Libraries are to…

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